Magic In Morocco

*Please note that dates may change slightly dependent on a number of factors we could not check at the time of scheduling this tour

This Inspirational Journey is for you if:

The Magic

As the sun set on another magical day in this red country, you watch the merchants in their Djellaba close up shop for the day and you wander past small coffee houses and colourful lantern displays back to your welcoming Riad.

Entering this hidden exotic space, you make your way to your room which can only be described as romantic, complete with lush soft furnishings and a Moroccan tiled bathroom.

Resting onto the day bed in your room, you can’t help smiling about the delightful day you just had walking through the gardens, shopping for perfumes and handmade gifts, visiting a museum, eating in charming restaurants, and exploring with your amazing new friends!

Ah…the delights of Morocco! During our trip we will be staying in a selection of modern hotels and charming Riads, as well as a rustic fortified city and camping in the Sahara Desert!

Discover Historical Casablanca, Colourful Chefchaouen, Ancient Fez, Saharan Nights and the Magic of Marrakech!

PRICE PER PERSON

You can add Egypt to the Moroccan tour on the reservation form

Itinerary

Inclusions

What is not included

Optional extra’s (additional cost)

5/5
"The Sahara was beautiful, the space to have some relaxing, the beautiful people at the camp looking after us, the fire and camp space at night and good food. I also enjoyed the Hamman and the restaurant we met you for lunch when we arrived in Marrakech was the best restaurant. I love how organized everything is as well as being fun, inclusive and being cared for."
Angie
2018
5/5
"The experience was very well balanced. Food, history, artisan insight, architecture, cultural immersion and self reflection and self nurturing. Generally a good overview of people and place. I went with an open book hungry to learn and be guided by those who had insight into cultural protocols of this magic country. To be honest I paid little attention to many of the finer details as I knew Tammie and knew that it would be an unforgettable experience. I have been successfully seduced!"
Marg
2018

If you want to make the most of your adventure you can join us after this trip for our Ancient and Enchanting Egypt trip.

If you choose to join us in Egypt you will require two extra nights accommodation which we can arrange for you, single is $240AUD and twin share $280AUD per night, as well as flights from Casablanca to Cairo, approx. $400AUD.

Frequently Asked Questions

Casablanca Mohammed V International Airport.

There are no direct long-distance flights to Casablanca from Australia or the USA, you will have to stop on the way. Morocco is easy to access from the UK and Europe. Check www.skyscanner.com for your options.

You need to arrive on the 19th of October 2022. We have included a complimentary nights accommodation for you on the first night just to settle in, there is no sightseeing planned for this day it is just a rest day. *Please note that Casablanca in primarily an industrial port city and we do not recommend arriving early as there is not much to see here and things that are noteworthy we see the following day.
Please arrange your departure for the 29th of October for after 13.30pm as this will give you time to get to the airport and also allows for a contingency for our flight from the Sahara.

We have both single and twinshare rooms available. The single room has the supplement included. If you choose twinshare and are not travelling with a friend we will do our best to find you a roommate however in the event noone else is seeking a twinshare roommate then the single room rate will apply. We hope you understand. *Please note that snorers, smokers or people who wear CPAP machines when sleeping must disclose this when booking as this could impact other peoples sleep and they need to be aware of this. **Also please note we cannot guarantee compatibility of roommates, for example you may be of different ages or nationalities, however mostly when we do match people up they get on well and its only for a short period of time. Some people have even made lifelong friendships.

Our groups are usually between 12 and 18 participants. These are ideal numbers as they are small enough to be manageable and intimate but large enough for diversity and fun!

I’m sure most people are aware that Moroccans use Tagines to cook, (as they don’t have electic or gas ovens). They cook each meal from scratch so note it can take time. The other common food in Morocco is couscous. For a country that was previously colonised by the French its a shame there isn’t more French influence in the cooking. You can see the French flavours however at breakfast when we carb load croissants, brioche, cake, crepes and anything else made from gluten. Fruits salad, yogurt and fresh juice also available. *Please note this is not a trip for the coeliacs and in fact on these tours we are unable to accommodate complex dietary requirements or allergies. We have tried to in the past however local people do not understand the requirements and we don’t want to be responsible for people being unwell and we just can’t guarantee that the kitchens will get it right. I have to say meat eaters find it easier and have more variety than vegetarians in Morocco as they are predominantly a meat eating country. On most menus you can also find pasta and soups, unfortunately fresh salads are rare as these vegetables cannot be grown locally.

*Only drink bottled water

The people of Morocco are kind, warm, and well known around the world for their hospitality. A Moroccan, after having just met you, will invite you to his home for a feast of all they have to give, even if they are of meager means. They value building personal relationships, and want to help others for the sake of it, not always for their own personal gain. Family is important to Moroccans and you will often find extended family gathering for meals, tea, and visits. Moroccans will often ask you about the health and well-being of your own family, even if they have never met them. They have a genuine interest in concern for other people. Personal honor and respect is most important to Moroccans so crossing these lines can quickly turn a valuable relationship sour almost immediately.

You will find many men and woman wearing the traditional djellaba, a long hooded robe worn over their clothes. Women add the hijab, or head covering in a sign of submission to God. For special occasions, a caftan replaces the djellaba. The main difference between the two is that a caftan is made of more expensive fabrics and does not include the traditional hood. It is also adorned with lace, embroidery beading of bright colors. You will find just as many men and women among the younger generation wearing Western style clothing such as T-shirts and jeans and modern suits.

Most countries do not require a visa to enter Morocco, (This includes Australia, New Zealand, Britain, United States, Canada, Other EU countries). You do however require a passport valid for more than 6 months and a return or exiting plane ticket.

Yes but in the very best way. Morocco is extremely old, beautiful and romantic. The people are predominately Arabs and very friendly. There are however lots of hawkers or touts which can become tiresome. Always remain polite and respectful and your trip should be a pleasant one. Like most Muslim countries you will see a lot more men than women, as women are predominantly at home. Morocco is a modern, cosmopolitan country in many ways and people really want to encourage tourists and do their best to accommodate us. *Please wear appropriate clothing for a Muslim country ie cover shoulders and knees.

Well, that depends on your shopping habits! You will need to allocate around $15 per meal lunches and dinners and then add on extra for personal spending. Alcohol is always more expensive in countries where people don’t drink and is taxed highly. I tell people to bring around $500AUD to change on arrival to Casablanca, (not at the airport as they have terrible rates but we will find you a money changer in Casablanca city or the concierge at our hotel can help). Then bring a credit card for the other larger spending.

Yep, you sure can. We can arrange extra nights and airport transfers for $200AUD per night. If you wish to stay longer to see more sights please send us your desired itinerary and we can get our ground staff to price it for you with a guide. Please note this will be independent travel, ie a Vibrant Women representative will not be with you.

Our dedicated Travel Manager Kerstin can also help you, please see below “Arranging Flights”. 

Yes, I think that is a great idea.

You don’t know me and I want you to! Please view previous testimonial here to get an idea of what our past guest have to say about us and also if you just flick me an email to tammie@vibrantwomen.com.au I will arrange a time to call you or just give me a call – (+61) 0459247122 this works for Whatsapp too.

Great! You can just complete the registration form on the link above. The deposit is $750AUD, this is becasue we need to book flights, accommodation and pay deposits for transport, guides etc, well in advance. The remainder is to be paid 75 days prior to the start of the tour. Our payment system is automated and once you book you will have a manage booking log in where you can make additional payments at any time. 

We use Kerstin Rheinlander for our flights. Contact details : Mobile: 0448 958 366 Phone: 1-300-024-856 Email: kerstin.rheinlander@travelmanagers.com.au

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Kerstin knows our itineraries and can also provide you with travel insurance and additional support if you want to extend your tours.

Please note that organising tours so far in advance means that sometimes the program has to change due to changes in flight schedules or other for other reasons, please allow for this.